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South Sudanese refugees return home

South Sudanese refugees return home | Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | On Feb. 06, Joel Boutroue, representative of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda said that over 20,000 refugees from South Sudan have returned home as efforts to restore peace in the war tone country continues. …

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Muhoozi, Elwelu get new ranks in latest army promotions

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 2000 officers of the Uganda People Defense Forces (UPDF) have been promoted to various ranks, a move that saw President Museveni’s son Muhoozi Kainerugaba move to lieutenant General. Muhoozi who was last promoted to the rank of Major General in 2016 according …

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Behind micro-credit loans

  No one deserves to die from excessive peer pressure because of failure to re-pay a micro-credit loan COMMENT | Nathan Were |The Daily Monitor newspaper of February 02, 2019 led with a sad story of Gubindi – a resident of Jinja town in eastern Uganda who, after failure to …

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Benefits of African Economic Integration

With the right balance of audacity and pragmatism, regional integration could yield larger dividends  COMMENT | Célestin Monga | When Kwame Nkrumah, under whose leadership Ghana became the first African country to claim independence in 1957, was overthrown by a military coup in 1966, few of his fellow citizens shed …

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Right investments for human capital crisis

  Focus on productivity-linked indicators such as child survival, stunting, learning-adjusted years of school COMMENT | Kristalina Georgieva | Project Syndicate | For 75 years, the World Bank has been at the forefront of development, helping countries make smart investments to prepare their citizens for the future. It has been …

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